Grateful Dead Live at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium on 1986-07-06
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
FOB-AUD>MC>DAT>CDR; Senn 421Âs>Sony TC-D5; via Frankenstein; seeded by eD
- 2004-05-21 17:16:05
- Washington, DC
Subject: First show!
Subject: So hot
I mostly remember swimming through the heat and humidity as well as my trip. Somehow I was able to remove myself from the discomfort of the situation and groove on the scene. Let It Grow was the highlight of the first day for me and probably Must Have Been the Roses, mainly because in my ecstatic mood, I became transfixed on a young woman dancing beside me. We shared smiles but I was in no condition to do more than that. A friend found me by the break and took me upstairs back to our group. All I know is I could not leave her there ... but I did.
We slept on the grass in front of the stadium on a blanket, along with hundreds of others. I had to "steal" a drink of water from a spigot of one of the row homes leading up to RFK, despite the protests of the elderly gentleman at his window inside. Those were desperate times, friends!
Went back to RFK 2 or 3 more times to see the Dead but that first trip was the best. I wasn't surprised when news broke a few weeks later that Jerry had fallen into a coma. I feel like my brain has never been the same either after those 2 sizzling days in DC.
Subject: Hearing through different ears
Needless to say, I saw many, many sights that day for the first time. I remember Sugaree and Aiko and Althea and Hell in a Bucket, though I hadn't ever heard them before.
And now that I am old, or at least oldish, and have made favorites of so many of these songs, I wish I could travel back and hear them again with young ears. Me and My Uncle? Brokedown Palace? I've loved these for so long and can't even remember hearing them for the first time.
Thanks for giving me the chance.
Subject: My first
Again I can't remember alot about the playing. But with this show I will always thankful. It opened my eyes to a world I had never know. Introduced me to friends I would have never met.
And was the start a very long strange trip indeed!
Subject: 1st show - Bloody hot day
Subject: Ist show
Oakland Dec. 1986
Subject: Hot? That isnt strong enough a word!
Subject: Surprisingly Not Bad but Not Outstanding Either
To me this is a 2 and 1/2 star show, but since I cannot give it that rating and since I was there, I'll give it a 3 star -- plus it's a good audience recording!
Subject: Remember how hot it was?? A sweet, solid show!
Highly recommended as a nice, fun, enjoyable show that I go back to time and again. This has one of my very favorite Stella Blues, a really nice Sugaree, and a Brokedown Palace that changed my life forever. Bon apetit!
Subject: fun in the sun
Subject: First show
Subject: Yeah hot!
Subject: Hot Show
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